In our modern world, every room needs a clock. Our days are mechanically divided into hours and minutes, filled with appointments, appointments and even meal times – all driven by the clock. Since this is largely a true statement, why not make a statement with your wall clock? You can have a state-of-the-art or one that reflects the history of timekeeping and industry. It can be silent or contain an ambient tick-tock reminding of the days when clocks needed to be wound daily to have a good time.
Since the day repeats itself at sunrise, sunset, meals, sleep, and work, it is only logical to have a round clock face. Large clocks, such as those used to be displayed in train stations, bus stops, or even classrooms, are easy to read and the dial provides a platform for decoration. The hands can also be a means of decoration, as can the numbers of the hours. Color can also play a role in the appearance of a watch.
Rectangular or square clocks
It is possible to have an analog clock that has circular motion against a square or rectangular background. These add a bit of interest to the dial and still offer the opportunity for differences in appearance. Since it’s not a traditional appearance, it’s also a time to artfully depict time.
Unusual or organic shapes
You can put a clock face on almost anything, including in front of gears, on a bicycle, or in front of a piece of art. All that is really needed is a way to mark the hours and maybe the minutes and record the moving hands. That means the sky is the limit for creative watch designs. You can even have openwork clocks that let the color of the paint behind the clock show through and make it part of your artistic statement. Clocks are an essential part of our modern life. They make it easy to get to appointments, meetings or social events on time. Your life will be easier when you have a clock in every room. So why not use your clock to make a statement or blend in with the ornaments in your room? Look for ideas below.
Oversized open wall clock
30 inch open size and open size wall clock in black with Roman numerals on the hour digits. Narrow gray hands are moved by the power base in the middle of the watch. An excellent choice for placement on a white or pastel colored wall. From Laurel Foundry Modern Farmhouse.
Warm to cool clock
An unusual clock with artwork as a background. The art is shaded from a bright red over yellow, then green and blue – warm to cool. An alternative composition by the same artist is Constant Motion. Both compositions are by Laura Trevey. The watches are offered by East Urban Home.
Distressed Round Clock Face with Roman Numerals
Perfect for your bohemian retreat. The distressed wooden dial is reminiscent of old train stations and shows the legend “Antiquite de Paris 1887”. The large face is easy to read throughout the room. When a battery is inserted, not only does the time remain, but there is also a soft click to verify that it is correct. Intended for indoor use only.
Giant clock clock
Many fine clocks have windows in which the clockworks are exhibited. But with this clock, the movement is the whole clock, lavishly hanging on the wall. The gears do not move and are used for decoration. The watch itself has a wide, cream-colored dial with gold-plated Roman numerals and is powered by a single AA battery. Still, the piece is attractive and fun.
A huge pocket watch
For many years a gentleman’s pocket watch was an important piece of equipment. Not only did it help him get to meetings on time, the watch chain and pendant were a decorative part of men’s clothing. This oversized clock is decorated with a stem and loop that are very similar to these ancient clocks. It has a desperate white face, black Roman numerals, a lily decoration and shows the date 1879.
Rectangular oversize watch
The Dillwyn Midcentury wall clock from Wade Logan is rectangular in shape with gold colored Roman numerals on the quarter hour markers and gold colored indicator lines on the other hour markers. The wall behind it is visible through the body of the clock. It is powered by a small central motor that requires a single AA battery.
Shiny hours clock
This 30 inch clock from Langley Street looks like it is counting shiny hours. The dial is made of simple chrome, with the quarter hours marked with Arabic numerals. It is mounted against brown wood rays interspersed with chrome dowels with pearls so that it looks like a stylized sun. Batteries are only required for indoor use.
Wirework wall clock
The Vanderburg 24 ”Angular Wirework Clock from Mercury Row is an intricate design made of thick, gold-colored wire. The quarter-hour stations are marked by a simple wire, while those in between share the angular design. The face is a choice of gold and white or brown and gold. It uses 2 AA batteries and emits a ticking ambient noise when in use. Intended for indoor use only.
Factory gear clock
The Gears Wall Clock by Austin Trent Design is an ordinary, round dial with Arabic numerals decorated with an arrangement of gears against a background of angular black lines. Excellent for Age of Industry decor. Just surround it with blueprints, pictures of factories, and other industrial art. Batteries are only required for indoor use.
Bicycle wall clock
The Andrewson bicycle wall clock looks like an old ferris wheel rode straight out of the wall. Between the handlebars there is an old-fashioned alarm clock with Roman numerals. Under the clock there is a bicycle basket that can be used to store an ornament or a plant.